Is the European police state going global?

moncktonBy Lord Christopher Monckton

Today the gloves came off and the true purpose of the “global warming” scare became nakedly visible. Ugo Chavez, the Socialist president of Venezuela, blamed “global warming” on capitalism – and received a standing ovation from very nearly all of the delegates, lamentably including those from those of the capitalist nations of the West that are on the far Left – and that means too many of them.

Previously Robert Mugabe, dictator of Rhodesia, who had refused to leave office when he had been soundly defeated in a recent election, had also won plaudits at the conference for saying that the West ought to pay him plenty of money in reparation of our supposed “climate debt”.

Inside the conference center, “world leader” after “world leader” got up and postured about the need to Save The Planet, the imperative to do a deal, the necessity to save the small island nations from drowning, etc., etc., etc.

Outside, in the real world, it was snowing, and a foretaste of the Brave New World being cooked up by “world leaders” in their fantasy-land was already evident. Some 20,000 observers from non-governmental organizations – nearly all of them true-believing Green groups funded by taxpayers – had been accredited to the conference.

However, without warning the UN had capriciously decided that all but 300 of them were to be excluded from the conference today, and all but 90 would be excluded on the final day.

Of course, this being the inept UN, no one had bothered to notify those of the NGOs that were not true-believers in the UN’s camp. So Senator Steve Fielding of Australia and I turned up with a few dozen other delegates, to be left standing in the cold for a couple of hours while the UN laboriously worked out what to do with us.

In the end, they decided to turn us away, which they did with an ill grace and in a bad-tempered manner. As soon as the decision was final, the Danish police moved in. One of them began the now familiar technique of manhandling me, in the same fashion as one of his colleagues had done the previous day.

Once again, conscious that a police helicopter with a high-resolution camera was hovering overhead, I thrust my hands into my pockets in accordance with the St. John Ambulance crowd-control training, looked my assailant in the eye and told him, quietly but firmly, to take his hands off me.

He complied, but then decided to have another go. I told him a second time, and he let go a second time. I turned to go and, after I had turned my back, he gave me a mighty shove that flung me to the ground and knocked me out.

I came to some time later (not sure exactly how long), to find my head being cradled by my friends, some of whom were doing their best to keep the police thugs at bay while the volunteer ambulance-men attended to me.

Read the rest of Lord Monckton’s account at SPPI.

  • Romans510

    Just sickening! I hope justice comes down hard on the thug who pushed Monckton. Get ready, folks, these “world leaders” may very well get their way and the brutality Monckton suffered is just the beginning of things to come…

  • paul wenum

    Me thinks I better protect my house from here on in. The extreme left is a little bit unnerving. However, I don’t worry.

  • Neil F. AGWD/BSD

    And they say that the right wingers are the fascists. This is infuriating! I am even more angered by the fact that I am hearing about this here. I heard about the guy in Italy that got his face bashed with a statue, but not about Lord Monckton getting knocked out!!!! This man is world famous. He’s a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and a well known climate change sceptic, and this does’nt even get a blurb in the American press. Hang on, I am going to check right now.

    OK I’m back. It is most interesting what I found. I did a search for “Lord Monckton gets knocked out” and found a lot of articles on it. The top four were youtube, national review online, Wattsupwiththat, and prisonplanet. Actually the youtube is an audio only interview with prisonplanet’s Alex Jones, so that’s two prisonplanet peices. But I did not see any links to any mainstream media outlets.
    http://www.dogpile.com/dogpile_prefer/ws/results/Web/Lord%20Monckton%20gets%20knocked%20out/1/0/0/Relevance/iq=true/zoom=off/_iceUrlFlag=7?_IceUrl=true
    So I went to the MSM websites and searched for “Lord Monckton” and found nary a peep about this incident.
    http://www.cnn.com/search/?query=Lord Monckton&primaryType=mixed&sortBy=date&intl=false
    http://abcnews.go.com/search?searchtext=Lord%20Monckton
    http://www.cbsnews.com/1770-5_162-0.html?query=Lord+Monckton&tag=srch&searchtype=cbsSearch
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/?id=11881780&q=Lord%20Monckton&p=1&st=1&sm=user

    So it is clear that this countries MSM outlets have no interest in reporting this.
    Oh wait, I did’nt check foxnews or drudge. Be right back.

    I am disappointed to see that this story was not reported on fox or drudge either, very disappointed. But still mostly pissed off.

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD

      I don’t know what happened with that cnn link.

    • Rob N. Hood

      Uh, ummm, Neil. Psst…. by definition the extreme Right-Wing IS Fascist. It’s, well, you know, a part of the definiton of the extreme right. Just sayin’.

      • john

        Definition no such thing……… It’s always been the extreme left – NAZI stands for National Socialist Party. Mussolini was a fascist. Hitler was a fascist.
        That’s why global warmers are the ones who are again acting like the fascists — because they are.

        Liberals co-opted the world Liberal from conservatives exactly so they could fool people like you. Conservatives promote freedom and liberalism in life without interference from government. Global warming is a fraud to control people — and act like fascists.

  • paul wenum

    It’s an non-factor.

  • paul wenum

    Neil, I don’t care any longer. The MSM is what it is. I just deal with it. Take care my friend.

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD

      I understand paul. But I don’t think it hurts to illustrate the fact that the MSM is in the tank for AGW. My hope is that someone who does not know it may read this and have their eyes opened. That’s all.

    • Rob N. Hood

      You know you are an extemist when you criticize an industry (MSM) that is definitely right-of-center (in some cases WAY right) as not being Right enough…

  • Rob N. Hood

    Really, hea got knocked down and out? Could be true, people on both sides of this issue are very committed. This may not be true however. Don’t believe everything you read, etc. You guys seem to ignore that axiom indiscriminately.

    You guys WON ! Congratulations. I sure hope you aren’t just the extremist wacko right-wing dittoheads I think you are.

    • MK

      Wer’re not extreme wacko right wingers. We’re just centrists with a brain who don’t fall for AGW alarmism and hype. We are people who fail to see how anyone can take Al Gore, MSM and militant environmentalists seriously.

  • paul wenum

    Your thoughts about what you oppose are your thoughts, not the majority. By the way, name calling doesn’t help your cause but you persist..typical.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Well, what I meant was I hope you guys actually have some kind of superior brain activity that I apparently lack. Then I wouldn’t have to stress about the planet and its angry reaction to what is being done to it. That’s all. You have to let me wallow in my defeat and grief, can’t you give me THAT at least? Apparently not. Thanks anyway.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Oh, sorry to point this out, but my views are (at or closer to) the majority, for the most part, than are yours or Dan’s, etc.. It is you right-wing extremists who are in the minority. Sorry… sort of.

  • paul wenum

    You have your beliefs in how society should work as well as others. You will always have the ability to state your opinion. At least today. Let’s both hope that we can both have discourse like this in the next (5) years. At the rate it is going, I highly doubt it. Take care.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Even though you are the minority, your beliefs are backed by powerful forces. Your side will continue to win, I’m afraid, until there is nothing left to win. And then, I guess when we truly have hit bottom, your beliefs may begin to change. Sad that it probably will have to get to that point. But it has been like that throughout history. People never change… until it’s too late.

    • Dan McGrath

      Maintain any delusion that makes you happy I guess, but the polls show otherwise. Liberalism and the concurrent belief that man-caused global warming is a serious problem are minority views. Truth isn’t dependent on polling, of course, so in the grand scheme, it doesn’t matter. Concensus is a mechanism of politics, not science – but politically the view that we don’t need cap and trade or carbon taxes, or any other scheme to swindle more money from people in the name of global warming is dominant. Elected officials will ignore that majority view at their peril.

      • john

        Robin Hood’s name says it all…..!

        Global warming is a fraud to take from those who engage and produce, and give to the greedy slackers waiting for a handout. That includes greedy slacker dictators in third world countries waiting to get theirs.

        In 1990 they stopped including data in the warming research from 4500 of the 6000 readings from around the world — you guessed it, they removed the thermometers from the cold regions and left the 1500 hot tainted ones — viola global warming! The cheating just gets worse from there.

        SCAM SCAM SCAM.

  • paul wenum

    Thank you. Needed that.

  • Rob N. Hood

    I was referring to a more grander scheme of things so to speak. I agree about the foolishness of Cap and Trade. But disagree about pretty much everything else the extreme right believes. I always have and always will. And if you think you aren’t close to or solidly in the extreme category, I would beg to differ on that as well. Just because you have powerful sources behind you doesn’t mean you are also not a minority. (sorry about the double negative).

    • MK

      Again, just because we don’t believe in AGW doesn’t make us extremists from the right. Don’t you see this climate change is just a huge NWO scam which would allow them to take control? Don’t you care about your civil liberties? If these people take control, you won’t have any more civil liberties, and algore will be laughing all the way to the bank.

  • Dan

    The “powerful sources” that are behind us are the People – the most powerful force there is when we elect to be. It’s a sad day when defense of liberty and fighting fraud is considered “extreme,” but as Barry Goldwater said, “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”

  • paul wenum

    Thank you Dan, Merry Christmas!!

  • Dan McGrath

    Merry Christmas to you and our other readers!

  • Rob N. Hood

    Again- it’s all well and good, Dan, to feel that way (I guess, although I would think some on-going introspection and questioning would be more healthy). But let’s say there’s nothing wrong with feeling like you and yours are the true defenders of Liberty…. what if you are misguided…or heaven forbid flat wrong about something? And what you think you are doing is not exactly what it is purported to be. Extremists everywhere feel exactly the same way, that is what makes them extreme, and in their minds license to commit very serious errors, all in the name of their “noble” cause. And many of them are “controlled” by forces beyond their comprehension. But I guess you guys are the exception, eh? Right.

    And it’s odd to me that you on the Right take on a victim mentality. Because you actually have the most powerful backers, as finally and blatantly attested by the results of Copenhagen. But you see that is another aspect of the brainwashing that has and is occurring, you really believe you are victims. The wealthy elite have done a masterful job of manipulation. I guess that is why they are the elite…

  • Dan McGrath

    It’s not very difficult to determine which measures increase liberty and which ones decrease it. With every government action, simply ask, does this make me more free or less free?

  • Rob N. Hood

    Do you ever wonder who’s paying the good lord Monckton? Don’t look into that.. whatever you do! I sure hope his emails never get stolen.

    • Dan McGrath

      I met Lord Monckton not long ago, and taped and edited a 4-part interview of him for Minnesota Majority. He’s both gracious and brilliant. At the time I believe he was touring the United States on CFACT’s dime. CFACT is Collegians For A Constructive Tomorrow. Conservative-minded college students. Here’s part 1 of the Monckton interview: http://www.minnesotamajority.org/Home/tabid/112/EntryID/221/Default.aspx

  • Rob N. Hood

    And Bush made you more free? Is that right?

  • Dan McGrath

    Less free, actually, but less “less free” than what will come from Obama’s policies and practices.

  • paul wenum

    I finally like the discourse I’m seeing.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Consider this: Many Supreme Court observers expect a ruling, quite possibly on January 12, 2010, in the case of Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission that would lift all limits on corporate funding of elections, meaning that national and international corporations could swamp the election system with so much money that any influence from actual citizens would be utterly negated. If you were a corporation and you owned the legislature, and laws were being passed requiring people to purchase products, and you owed it to your shareholders to maximize profits, what would you feel compelled to do? Exactly.

    The U.S. Department of Justice recently claimed that, for purposes of keeping illegal government-funded activities secret from the public and the courts, telecommunications corporations were effectively part of the executive branch of the government. Might the same argument not be made, in the none too distant future, about “health” corporations funded by government mandate? If the federal government can force me to give money to major campaign funders, where does the government stop and the private business begin?

  • paul wenum

    I personally will not consider anything you say going forward. You repulse me as well as others..

    • Romans510

      I’ll second that.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Really? Are you for real? Don’t you realize that the above is in other words Fascism? If you don’t believe me, look it up.

  • paul wenum

    Alinsky clone you are my friend.

  • Rob N. Hood

    I am repulsive because I posted a current event/news-type info.? Do you think I made it up? What? I don’t get it… Repulsive for THAT? Really? Wow.

  • paul wenum

    Read the book.

  • Rob N. Hood

    What is posted above is another example of entities that are engaging in reducing if not simply outright taking of liberties… and all you have to say is that I repulse you?! What kind of bizarre reaction is that? As even Dan said- does this or that “make you more and less free”. Does it effect your Liberty? This is the fight you believe you are fighting, and yet you scorn the messenger…? I don’t get it. Really, how odd.

  • paul wenum

    A messenger of what?

  • Rob N. Hood

    Oh brother!… where for art thou?

  • Paul Wenum

    Citizens that donate to elections have been relagated to a small minority absent Obama’s internet scam. McCain/Feingold did not help.
    How much did Bloomberg spend? $150,000.000.00 out of his pocket??

  • Rob N. Hood

    Internet scam? You mean where so many INDIVIDUALS donated that his campaign made more than McCain’s corporate donations? And your point about Bloomberg, is what? That the rich shouldn’t be able to pay for thier own rise to power. Well, I agree with that Paul !

  • Rick Drayson

    Far right == facism is just another symptom of degraded education system.

    Hitler was a Facist.
    Hitles party was the national socialist.

    Socialism is left

    facism == left wingers.
    Communism and facism have very very much in common.

    I understand the failures, this is because the left right devide is very blurry and one dimensional and is poorly suited to measuring the real world with.

    Easiest way to see it is that far left involves organising and controlling humans in how they live. This naturally requires someone strong willed to do which is why left wingers naturally devolve into dictators. The further right you go the more free people become however another pathetic aspect of humanity surfaces under the guise of jealousy. “Why does that person have more than me”? “Wealth should be distributed more evenly” blah blah, me me me.

    Anything extreme is evil, far right = anarchy, far left (not too far at all though) = facism, communism, childrenism (hey not everyone grows up) from Pol Pot to Stalin to Hitler to Mugabe to any greenie.

    “Please sir, tell me again how I should be living my life using your ideals?”

  • paul wenum

    Thank you Rick, So working hard, being moral, paying your bills, telling your kids “no” when necessary, not expecting a hand out, being charitable, observing religious holidays, not expecting my neighbor to pick up my tab and have the government dictate how we live is “far right?” Then I’m not a fascist? Thanks! I sense, based upon your post, that I’m normal? Thank you Sir.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Rick- your incorrect coupling of fascism with the Left end of the political spectrum merely illustrates your lack of knowledge of both. It is an impossible notion, based on, you know, their definitions and a tricky thing called reality. And the old standard of reminding us all that Hilter used the term Socialism for his “party” is icing on the cake of ignorance. I can call your post “Incredibly Insightful” but saying so doesn’t make it so. Go back to school, and study this time.

  • paul wenum

    Rick, keep living your life normally without the hindrance of people like this R Hood. Simply teach your children right from wrong. Simple to say, hard to do.

  • Rob N. Hood

    It’s not that hard to do. But the media, especially TV makes it harder than it should be. Limit or eliminate TV from your children for the first several years of life and it will be much easier. Same goes for video games, except maybe for educational ones.

  • paul wenum

    I agree 100%. Limit their activity. If not, you will have Hell to pay. Been there and it’s not fun.

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